Vendy Awards: What did Michael Solomonov give Jen Carroll & Drew Lazor?
Eight food carts and trucks competed Saturday at the Vendys, an offshoot of the popular New York City cook-off that started in 2005, at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties.
All proceeds benefit The Food Trust, a local non-profit striving to improve the nutrition of under-privileged children and adults.
a sold out crowd of 500 peeps showed up to the first annual event in Philly. Other such events have been held in NYC for over 11 years, and just started in LA last year.
Guru of Quizzo Johnny Goodtimes was the Emcee (2nd from left) with guests including Guru of Food Arthur Etchells, Foobooz, Michelle Cassidy, goddess of Yelp and Jessica Yuspely
By the way if you were wondering what that lady’s hair with the cool red white and blue mohawk hair on July 4th would look like a week later, see above.
People watching: Food loving judges. What did Michael Solomonov give Jen Carroll & Drew Lazor?
A Goose: James Beard “Best Chef, MidAtlantic 2011″ winner, Chef Michael Solomonov is the executive chef at Zahav, Philadelphia’s renowned modern Israeli restaurant looks well rested now, but his wife is due to give birth any day, Drew Lazor, the food editor at the Philadelphia City Paper aand my bud 10 Arts Chef Jen Carroll.
Remember the guy who was first in line at Krispy Kreme a few weeks ago well he’s working for Sweet Box now. He tells me he is enjoying his weekly dozen, shares them with friends and the homeless. Sweet Box won best dessert. Sweet!!
These hats are still popular, just sayin
The Vendy’s were one of the most covered events in recent history since Burger Brawl. Today there will be at least a bakers dozen of blogs & news stories with photos and stories from the Vendy Awards.
The Phillies were on the big screen, which was right above the stage. There was great entertainment on the stage including
Mayor Nutter is almost in as many places as I am. I think he finally knows my name.
Yelp it was hot out
but stylin was still happening
Mohammed and Freddy – winner of NYC’s Vendy Awards for their truck: Kings of Falafel.
Ann Vuong is giving two thumbs up to
Gigi and Big R’s soul food truck which took home the city’s first-ever Vendy Award. Here a few of the mainstays from the grill are being enjoyed by Allie Harcharek and Mikey Il. Check out his shots from the event here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyil/5920631919/in/photostream
Great shots as always! This was so much fun.
Gigi's has a location on Ogontz Ave in West Oak Lane. I've been wanting to try, so glad to hear they've one let's me know we have a gem. Now I just have to try it out for myself.